Spots in Shinjuku / Yoyogi Area

  • Meiji Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku
    This Shinto shrine is dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken, and its grounds consist of an inner and outer garden as well as the Meiji Kinenkan, which can be used as a venue for weddings and other ceremonies. A lush forest occupies the inner garden area; beloved as a rare green space in the heart of Tokyo, highlights include the magnificent Honden front shrine; wooden torii gate which is the largest in Japan; the Gyoen garden, which requires a small fee to enter but which is beautiful year-round; and the Kiyomasa Well (located in the Gyoen garden), from which samurai lord Kato Kiyomasa personally drew water. The outer garden is a Japanese-style garden which preserves how the area looked when it was still largely wilderness; highlights include a broadleaf tree-enshrouded walking path; South Pond on which bloom lotuses; and some 1,500 Japanese iris plants spanning 150 varieties which Emperor Meiji had planted for Empress Shoken - the best time to see the irises is from late May through mid-June. The outer garden spans Shinjuku Ward and Minato Ward and its facilities include the free Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery, as well as tennis courts, a baseball stadium, and a variety of other sports facilities. In Fall 2019 as part of events commemorating the shrine's 100th anniversary, the Meiji Jingu Museum was opened to display treasures connected to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken which were formerly kept in the Meiji Jingu Homotsuden (Treasure Museum).
  • Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal
    Transportation
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Sendagaya 5-24
    A large scale transportation terminal with multiple highway bus and taxi stations located near JR Shinjuku Station’s South Exit. In addition to waiting rooms, the terminal has a full array of convenient facilities to make your wait comfortable, including a convenience store, ATMs, multipurpose bathrooms, nursing room, and free Wi-Fi.
  • Tokyo Camii and Turkish Culture Center
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    4.5
    259 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Oyamachou 1-19
    The largest mosque in Japan, Tokyo Camii stands along Inokashira-dori Street in Oyama-cho, Shibuya City, Tokyo. In addition to five prayer services each day, Tokyo Camii also conducts wedding ceremonies, worship workshops, and other events. In addition, Camii actively seeks to provide information on Islam-during prayer times, the mosque is open to visitors who wish to view the building (parties of five or more require an advance reservation) and a guided tour in Japanese is provided during the 14:30 prayer on Saturdays and Sundays.

    You can perform your prayer when you come here. this building have 5 floor. they provide male prayer room and female prayer room as well

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Nishishinjuku 2-8-1
    The main government building of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office in Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo. It is mainly composed of the Tokyo Metropolitan Main building No.1, famous for its twin towers, the Tokyo Metropolitan Main building No.2, the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly, and Tokyo Metropolitan Plaza. The First Government Building is a skyscraper with a height of 243 meters and the free observation deck on the 45th floor is popular as a view spot that overlooks the city of Tokyo. The building also contains the Tokyo Tourist Information Center and a nationwide tourism PR section. You can also visit the section of Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly building, the Special Committee room No. 15 (special budget), and the city council PR corner.
  • Shinjuku Chuo Park
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    4.0
    447 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Nishi-shinjuku 2-11
    A city planning park located in 2-Chome Nishishinjuku which is the largest park established by Shinjuku Ward. Surrounded by towering high-rises, including the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, the lush park is known to many as an oasis in the middle of the big city. Seasonal flowers and small creatures can be seen on the grounds, and the park is the perfect place to go nature watching or take a leisurely walk. Events such as flea markets are held in the park on weekends and holidays, and many parents come with their children to enjoy a water play pool open each year from mid-July to early September.

    I went expecting to see flowers. I saw manicured grass and stagnate pools of water for mosquitos while walking through a mostly empty and unadorned wood. If you never saw a park before, have...

  • Shinjuku Gyoen
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Naitoumachi 11
    This garden, straddling Shinjuku and Shibuya wards has 58.3 hectares in size and a circumference of 3.5 kilometers. It was created as the Imperial garden in 1906 on the site of the residence that belonged to the Naito family, the feudal lord of Takato in Shinshu region and opened to the public after World WarⅡ. Famous as a modern western-style garden, it blends French Formal Garden, English Landscape Garden, and Japanese Traditional Garden and visitors can enjoy beautiful scenery with about 10,000 trees each season. The garden was selected as one of the top 100 spots in Japan to see cherry blossoms, and from early February to late April, visitors enjoy about 65 varieties of cherry blossom of over 1,100 cherry trees.

    新宿御苑にある建物です。昭和天皇のご成婚を記念して台湾から寄贈された建物です。台湾の様式で建てられているので新宿御苑のなかでも目立っています。

  • Yodobashi Camera (Shinjuku West Main Store)
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    4.0
    283 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Nishi-shinjuku 1-11-1
    A two-minute walk from the West Exit of JR Shinjuku Station in the direction of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. This huge electronics store consists of different buildings dedicated to specific product areas, including a Multimedia Pavilion, Travel Pavilion, Camera Pavilion, Smartphone Pavilion, Watches Pavilion, Business Pavilion, and Game/Toys Pavilion. In addition to low prices, the store prides itself on its uniquely abundant selection and highly knowledgeable staff. Alcoholic beverages are also sold on floor B2 of the Smartphone Pavilion, and here you'll find some 1,500 varieties of wines, sakes, and other alcohols.

    During our visit to Akihabara, we came by this megastore that is right opposite the train station. Well, as its counterparts in Shinjuku, this is a huge megastore for electronic, electrical and IT...

  • Yoyogi Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Yoyogikamizonochou , Jinnan 2
    A metropolitan park adjacent to four stations including Harajuku Station and Yoyogi-koen Station. There are forest parks in area A, and an athletic field and event halls in area B. The park, full of greenery, is familiar to the people of Tokyo as a place for relaxation with its bird sanctuaries where people can bird-watch, and the biggest dog run in Tokyo. It is famous for holding many flea markets and events.
  • Takashimaya Times Square
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    4.0
    221 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Sendagaya 5-24-2
    A large mall with 14 floors above ground and two below, Takashimaya Times Square is conveniently connected directly to JR Shinjuku Station on floor B1 and is also just a two minute walk from the New South Gate. The facility hosts an abundant variety of restaurants and shops selling fashionable clothing, lifestyle goods, and furniture-there's even a kids floor! Various events and exhibitions are held in the art gallery on the 10th floor and event venue on the 11th.

    If you are in Shinjuku I recommend popping into Takashimaya to see what the heck Japanese departments stores are all about. Id particularly go to the basement where youll see the most amazing...

  • Tokyo Toy Museum
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    4.0
    136 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Yotsuya 4 - 20 Yotsuya open space
    Founded in Nakano as an art museum to see, play with, make and learn about toys, it has now relocated to the site of the former Fourth Yotsuya Elementary School. There are many exhibits of high quality “good toys” and traditional toys from both Japan and the West, and guests can actually touch and play with a substantial amount of the toys present. Toy curator staff members are on hand to teach visitors how to play games and play with the toys.

    The building is originally from Junior High School and not used anymore. They operated until 3rd floor. On the 1st floor, is baby playground area, 2nd floor is the ticketing area, a lot of good kind...

  • Thermae-Yu
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    4.5
    126 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Kabukichou 1-1-2
    This is a day spa facility where you can enjoy a natural open-air hot spring bath “Jindai-no-yu” using water from Nakaizu, and Kanto’s largest highly concentrated carbonated water bath. There are various relaxation facilities and a lounge that can be used to take a rest in the large, luxurious facility. It is a popular dating spot for couples and also with female customers. The facility also includes an Izakaya (Japanese-style pub), an ethnic restaurant and a juice stand. It is convenient as a spot to stay after the last train because it is open from 11 am to 9 am the following morning. The nearest station is Shinjuku Station.

    The most relaxing and special experience. They are trialling letting in visitors with tattoos. Any tattoos larger than about the size of a hand need to be covered with a flesh tone, waterproof...

  • NEWoMan
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    4.0
    124 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 4-1-6
    A multipurpose commercial facility connected directly to the Miraina Tower and New South Gate ticket gates in JR Shinjuku Station which opened as a new landmark in the area in March of 2016. Built around the concept of “providing experiences and value which help women continue to shine,” the facility hosts some 100 select shops and restaurants, including stores offering the latest fashions, gourmet cafes, and lifestyle goods shops. NEWoMan is also home to numerous noteworthy establishments making their first appearances in Japan or the Tokyo area. The facility’s food hall, located inside the ticket area, is open from 7 am to 4 am the following day, making it easy to use regardless of whether you are in the middle of a day of work, commuting, or having fun on the town.

    Located next to Shinjuku train station and near the bus terminal, this is another high end and newer mall, on par with its neighbours Takashimaya and Lumine. Its a nice building and good to come...

  • Odakyu Department Store Shinjuku
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Nishishinjuku 1-1-3
    A long-standing department store located in the Shinjuku Nishiguchi area consisting of the main building and the HALC annex connected via walkways. Connected directly to Odakyu, JR, and Keio train lines, this easy-to-visit department store bustles with customers. The main building hosts shops dedicated to fashion, accessories, lifestyle goods, and food, as well as restaurants and cafes, while the HALC annex is home to sporting goods and outdoor equipment stores as well as a full selection of high class fashion brand shops. Café Troisgros, a fashionable establishment and winner of three Michelin stars, can be found on the eighth floor.

    お弁当の中身は、シウマイ5個、厚焼卵、鮪のつけ焼き、蒲鉾、 鶏唐揚、筍煮、杏の甘煮、切り昆布、千切り生姜、俵形ご飯です。 2003年(平成15年)11月1日に11回目のリニューアルを行われたそうです。 弁当として冷めても美味しいように干しホタテ貝柱を練り込んであったり、 揺れる列車内で一口で食べられるよう直径3cmと小ぶりにしたりと、 様々な工夫が凝らされています。 なんたって50年前に食べた時と...

  • Shinjuku Marui Honkan
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    3.5
    56 Reviews
    Shopping
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 3-30-13
    The flagship location of the long-standing Marui department store chain. One of several Marui locations in Shinjuku, Shinjuku Marui Honkan is particularly targeted towards women customers and hosts a variety of shops dedicated to women’s fashion. The facility also has a café space which visitors can try by to take a break in between shopping. A lush and verdant English garden on the roof is a popular place for people to relax and enjoy seasonal flowers.

    This was a fun and trendy outpost of the large Marui Department Store chain in Tokyo. There are fashion and home goods, and fun little places to eat.

  • New York Bar
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    4.5
    901 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Nishishinjuku 3-7-1 Park Hyatt Tokyo 52F
    New York Bar is located in Park Hyatt Tokyo hotel, around 12 minutes' walk from JR Shinjuku Station and eight minutes' walk from Tochomae Station on the Toei Oedo Line. Designed around the concept of recreating New York nights in Tokyo, the New York Bar provides a high-end urban nightlife experience. The bar is on the 52nd Floor of the hotel, so patrons can enjoy superb views of the Tokyo nightscape while drinking cocktails (there is a wide range available, including New York and Manhattan cocktails), seasonal beverages or other top-class alcoholic beverages. There are live jazz performances, starting from 8 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays, and from 7 p.m. on Sundays.

    The New York Grill rally elevates what an American restaurant should be. Not just because of the 52nd floor view but because of the food. The American classics are there but executed with flair and...

  • Lumine Shinjuku Lumine 2
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    3.5
    45 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 3-38-2
    A shopping mall with seven floors above ground connected directly to Shinjuku Station’s South Exit. Being so conveniently connected to the station, many people like to use the mall’s cafes while waiting for their train. Food and sweets can be found on the first floor. Floors two through five are dedicated to men’s and women’s fashion, while lifestyle goods and cosmetics can be found on the sixth floor, as well as a variety of fashionable and youth-oriented apparel shops. The seventh floor is home to the Lumine the Yoshimoto comedic theater where you can enjoy live comedic performances at reasonable ticket prices.

    It’s excited to start a year with lucky bag shopping! Join the craziest people to see how lucky you are in the new year !

  • Tokyo Opera City
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Nishishinjuku 3-20-2
    This complex cultural facility in the Nishi-Shinjuku district of Tokyo’s Shinjuku City is based around the 54-story high-rise building Tokyo Opera City Building and also includes the adjacent New National Theatre Tokyo and a glass space with a total length of 200 meters called Galleria. In addition to a concert hall and an art gallery, it has ample restaurants including the Sky Restaurant where guests can enjoy a view 230 meters above the ground. There are also many apparel shops and stores offering lifestyle services. The free lunchtime concert held every month is quite popular.
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Nishishinjuku 2-8-1 Tokyo Metropolitan Government first this government office building
    These are free observatories on the 45th floors of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Main Building No. 1, comprised of a North Observation Deck and a South Observation Deck. These are popular places to take in the sights of Tokyo from a height of 202 meters, including Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Opera City, and Mt. Fuji. They are often used as date spots or destinations to bring sightseeing tourists, and in addition to souvenir shops there are also a cafe and restaurant.
  • Sarabeth’s Lumine Shinjuku
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    4.0
    347 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 3-38-2 Lumine Shinjuku Lumine 2 / 2F
    A New York café and restaurant located in the Lumine 2 building of the Lumine Shinjuku shopping mall in Shinjuku City, Tokyo. Dubbed the queen of the New York breakfast, Sarabeth’s popularity means it sees long lines to get it on weekends and holidays. A full array of delicious and carefully crafted breakfast items are served in the shop’s refreshing red and white interior. Particularly popular are the addictive mildly sweet and citrusy lemon ricotta pancakes, as well as the classic eggs benedict, perfect for brunch.

    We had a delicious and filling breakfast here, but was hoping their would be some Japanese touches. So if youre hoping for anything Japanese, there isnt. Omelettes, pancakes, and coffee were still...

  • National Noh Theatre
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    4.5
    36 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Sendagaya 4-18-1
    This theater is a theater dedicated to the performing art of Noh, and is located in Sendagaya, Shibuya City of Tokyo. This theater was built for the purpose of preserving and promulgating one of Japan's traditional performing arts, Noh play, which has a history of over 600 years. In addition to the ongoing independent performances, performance for Noh appreciation classes with accompanying narration are also presented for the students and general public groups. Adjoining the theater, the Noh play library displays many of the treasured materials of the arts. This theater also is engaged in nurturing future artists for the Noh performing art.

    I saw a fairly traditional performance-Kyogen to start with and then after an interval a Noh performance.Both were excellent-the only niggle I had was with the theatre itself:it was roasting...

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